The Internet has helped us in many ways - from education to entertainment. But what about areas that cannot connect to the internet? Meet Chhota Internet - a Content Access Management Device (CAMD) that can help make education accessible to all.
In a district of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, 197 upper primary schools will adopt Chhota Internet to increase learning opportunities for their students.
Using this, the schools will be able to access better quality educational material over a WiFi network without using the internet. This digital initiative will also allow schools to focus on each student’s progress and help them design custom-based programmes to further enhance a student’s performance. Digital literacy, when harnessed in a controlled and responsible environment, can help schools find, evaluate, utilise, share and create content using information technologies and the internet.
Chhota Internet is aimed at bridging the gap between quality education and its beneficiaries, with students as the focus of buffer-free education content.
The initiative will uplift the traditional educational system in the rural area and address various issues that hinder the quality of education like lack of internet penetration, shortage of quality teachers and measurements of the growth of children.
In a press statement, Sandeep Arya, CEO and Chairman of Chhota Internet, said,
“The digital age has opened up newer dimensions to learning, which were previously unheard of. The 21st-century learning is more complex than ever before, and the current context of growth demands various skills from a student. Therefore, it is the need of the hour for us to use digital technology like Chhota Internet to provide more efficient ways of learning. As rural India prepares for a tectonic change in education with the launch of digital classrooms, we need to ensure consistent implementation of digital literacy on a large-scale to ensure quality education.”
His vision of Chhota Internet is to bridge the gap between learning and growth and erase the educational divide. Sandeep said, ”More of this can happen when corporations direct their CSR funds to this cause instead of solely depending upon government funding. Chhota Internet will achieve this by bringing students in rural India abreast with the rest of the world, in terms of providing access to a more advanced system of education that is loaded with the latest technological aids, paving the way for future growth via innovative technology.”